So often we take for granted the house we live in, the fact that we have a roof over our heads. When we think of people who are impoverished we often think about third world countries. Or we think of the stereotypical homeless person in the big city.
What we need to remember is there are people in our own backyard who are homeless, or worry about losing their home. There are people who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Will they have enough money to pay rent and buy food? We don’t think about the working poor. People who are working one or more jobs and are trying to “just get by”. The children who depend on school lunches to put food in their belly.
We need to stop and be thankful for the lives we have. I’m thankful for the job that Richard has and the home we have made for our children. I’m thankful that I can go to the grocery store and buy food for my family to eat and not worry that we won’t be able to pay the bills because I bought food or clothes for my family.
Today I’m heading to the store and I will purchase food items for the boys school food drive. We need to remember that the people who need this food at holiday time need it year round. We, as a country, need to step up and take care of our own. We need to donate clothes, food and other items so that people can get a hand-up. Remember it could be you who needs this item, wouldn’t you want someone to donate it for you?